“Into The Woods”

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October 12, 2012 by Decorum DIYer

Sorry folks, this isn’t going to be a nifty little musical, rather just another ‘Craigslist Crushing’ obsession.  There were just so many beautiful wooden pieces of furniture today that I wanted to share.  Don’t get me wrong, I love well-painted furniture, but sometimes keeping things ‘au naturel’ is best.  These next items, mostly mid-century modern (MCM) in style, are beautiful as-is with just a bit of stain and/or gloss.  It pains me to think that someone, anyone, would consider painting such beauties.  I hope you enjoy the these woods on display.  You can visit the actual Craigslist ad by clicking the image.

$50

$175

$175

$90 (Looks like someone started to refinish, but they are beautiful. I love the shape and leather tops.)

$100

$450 for an entire king bedroom set (only dresser shown here)

In the words of Kenny Rogers, well his restaurant chain anyway (is Kenny Rogers’ Roasters still around?), “It’s the wood that makes it good!”  Until next time, happy Craigslisting!

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5 thoughts on ““Into The Woods”

  1. Wow–I love these pieces! And I am with you on leaving the wood as is. (Well, might be tempted to put some paint on that last one…) We have many a discussion at our house about the paint vs. wood question. We generally land on the side of wood. (Glad to have found you through the spray paint party–there’s some irony, huh? ?-)

    • Decorum DIY says:

      Ha! Rita, I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for visiting. Sorry this blog is a bit unpolished. I am working on it. The last piece was a toss up for me, too. I like your sense of humor. Yes, it is ironic that we made a connection via a spray paint party link-up.

  2. Suzz says:

    I love your (and Erin’s!) enthusiasm for MCM furniture … sadly, I don’t like it. I say this in very pleasant voice and some chuckle, considering how much of it my Mom & I have to go through, keep and/or clean out from my Grandmother’s house. To be honest, I am not sure what style I like … I might need a book, haha. Keep posting – I love reading ’em!

  3. Decorum DIY says:

    That’s Suzz! Firstly, I admire MCM furniture and furnishings. The styles are not always suitable for my home, nor decorating style, but there are some pieces that I absolutely love. For me, the thing I appreciate most about MCM furniture is the smaller scale (appropriate for my mid-century home) and excellent craftsmanship (real wood). Most MCM furniture pieces are solid and well-built. The woods used and the wood tones are usually quite stunning. If you and your Mom need help with your Grandmother’s house, let Erin and I know. I am sure we would love to drool and help you clean. We could probably help you decide what is worth keeping and/or selling. Good luck!

    • Suzz says:

      Good to know, Christine! I will let you know once we get started – I can also take and send pictures. Perhaps just a bit of inspiration is all we need. Regarless, I will keep you both in mind if/when we’re purging!

      PS thanks for letting me know you responded … I don’t usually check back. Now I am wondering if I should look back at my other comments ….hmmmm.

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